Starfleet Leadership Academy

Today’s focus is unique - for this blog as well as Star Trek: The Next Generation. In fact, this topic is a total departure from traditional Star Trek episodes. Today we’re going to talk about mental health, specifically in light of li…

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The first is to give them a "pat on the back" or public kudos. Lots of people think this won't have much effect, but it actually releases endorphins and dopamine in the brain, making people feel good about themselves and more focused on their work. …

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How would you describe your leadership style? What kind of leaders have you worked under? Have different types of leadership produced different results? There are many ways to lead; some more effective than others; some more appropriate for the situ…

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"The most important lesson of Star Trek is that leadership should be a team effort." - William Shatner. Star Trek sometimes misses the mark on this one, and in doing so it downplays the value older generations bring to the workplace by showing th…

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  The ability to pivot is important for a quarterback, but it’s critical for a leader.  Do you know how to live into the spirit of the mission rather than just towing the party line?  Today we’re looking at a classic St…

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  Morale is more than just the rah-rah-rah attitude it takes to keep your failing Little League team going.  It represents the level of commitment your team members have to one another and to the cause you all serve. Season 5, Episode …

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Star Trek Deep Space 9: For the Cause Leadership is no joke. It’s fraught with risks, sacrifices, and seemingly impossible dilemmas.   In the 22nd episode of the 4th season of DS9, we see some of our heroes stepping into unchar…

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April 12, 2021

Give a Man a Fish...

Star Trek Enterprise: Marauders In the past, we’ve seen Captain Jonathan Archer struggle with being a good leader or even a good manager. Let’s give him another chance in Marauders (Enterprise, Season 2, Episode 6). Hopefully Archer h…

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Star Trek Voyager: The Cloud Look closely at how Janeway reflects excellent examples of professionalism, trust, and balanced relationships as her team's captain.   Like the possible effects that could arise from Janeway's relationshi…

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Star Trek TNG: Encounter at Farpoint  Ballsy is a word that describes Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the many interactions he’s shared with Encounter at Farpoint’s main characters. In one scene, where the enterprise is halted by …

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